Is it weird that I never had chickenpox?

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Or mumps or measles?

I mean I am 20 and never had them so any chance of getting them in the future? I have heard it is worse when older and can kill.

PS: My mum never had them neither did my dad nor did my sister.
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You'll probably get it tonight
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You'll probably get it tonight
Stop messing with me. I don't want to die :cry2:
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Stop messing with me. I don't want to die :cry2:
You won't die. And you not getting it Is probably genetic so i wouldn't worry
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It's not weird, as chickenpox is contagious and parents would try to isolate their child from other children to stop others from being infected.

Although as you know it can be worse for adults, hence some parents would try to hold "chickenpox parties" for their child to build immunity at a younger age.

Serious reactions usually develop from those with weakened immune systems or are pregnant. Sometimes a bacterial infection may also occur as you are more susceptible to it when in a weakened state and plenty of spots to scratch - yummy. Otherwise your body should have no trouble fighting the infection, sometimes antiviral drugs may be needed to limit the activity of the virus.

The only way you can catch it is through contact with someone who carries it.
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I've never had them either.

But having said that, I was vaccinated for them soooo
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You won't die. And you not getting it Is probably genetic so i wouldn't worry
But what if one day when I have a child yeah and they get it. Its contagious so it'll pass onto me init. :afraid:
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I never once had it. I'm 22.
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I got it really randomly last Christmas at 17 (Completely ruined my Christmas ) ...it's just as we get older obviously we don't come in contact with people with chicken pox and so are less likely to get it.
But people do get it really late, both my parents were over 20.
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I thought everyone gets it once in their life, usually as a child, and the later you get it the worse it is, so as an adult when you get it good night sweet princess
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(Original post by Rosie786)
Or mumps or measles?

I mean I am 20 and never had them so any chance of getting them in the future? I have heard it is worse when older and can kill.

PS: My mum never had them neither did my dad nor did my sister.
You are an immune super beast, be proud
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maybe you have a mild infection with very minor symptoms which passed unnoticed ?
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You can get shingles when older, usually people get it as a recurrence of a latent varicella infection from childhood. It's painful and unsightly, but hardly dangerous in the majority of cases
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You can get shingles when older, usually people get it as a recurrence of a latent varicella infection from childhood. It's painful and unsightly, but hardly dangerous in the majority of cases

oh no are u more at risk of getting that if u never had chicken pox? :/

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ive never had it, you arent alone
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oh no are u more at risk of getting that if u never had chicken pox? :/

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No not necessarily, but if you come into contact with someone with an active infection then anyone is at risk
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You cannot catch shingles, you get shingles when you've had chicken pox and the virus is active again.
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never had chickenpox master race checking in
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(Original post by getfunky!)
It's not weird, as chickenpox is contagious and parents would try to isolate their child from other children to stop others from being infected.

Although as you know it can be worse for adults, hence some parents would try to hold "chickenpox parties" for their child to build immunity at a younger age.

Serious reactions usually develop from those with weakened immune systems or are pregnant. Sometimes a bacterial infection may also occur as you are more susceptible to it when in a weakened state and plenty of spots to scratch - yummy. Otherwise your body should have no trouble fighting the infection, sometimes antiviral drugs may be needed to limit the activity of the virus.

The only way you can catch it is through contact with someone who carries it.
Chickenpox party? Wow I never heard about it.
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(Original post by SHOO)
I've never had them either.

But having said that, I was vaccinated for them soooo
I thought some people get it even after?
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